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this is abc 7 news. >> i look forward to tomorrow. we're going to see something that is going to be, so amazing. >> on the eve of his presidency, donald trump pledges change to the american people. calling himself the messenger of a movement. and another round of rain has arrived in the bay area, bringing with it the potential for some problems. good evening. and thank you for joining us tonight. >> live in washington, d.c., on the eve of the presidential inauguration. more on that in a tu moments. let's get to the weather. >> one storm down. two more to go. and the current one is moving in right now. live doppler 7 shows light green, indicating light rain. but pops of yellow. moderate rain showing up. street level radar there. as we head into san jose, you will notice around park moore, willow glen seeing light
rainfall. and over mt. hamilton, rain and snow indicated by the pink there. east bay, seeing spotty showers around oakland, emeryville and in the north bay, steady rain. it's a two, heavy rain, wind, large swells for tomorrow. a slight chance of thunder. your morning commute planner, it will be stormy if you're driving. a ferry ride will be a rocky one. if you're walking, wet and windy. allow the extra time to get to work or get the kids off to school. >> thank you very much. history, as you know, is just hours away. tomorrow, donald trump will be inaugurated president of the united states. >> abc 7 news anchor, dan ashley, is in washington, where the pageantry is in full swing tonight. >> thank you very much. good evening from washington. it will happen here behind me in a few hours. on the steps of the capital, which is aglow in dramatic fashion.
and tomorrow, at this time, we will have a new president. donald trump will have been sworn into office. and president obama's term in office will be over. tonight, all around the city, very busy day. not only for the republicans who have gathered here, but for the protesters who have gathered to make their voices heard. and the security forces, getting ready to protect hundreds of thousands of people who will be outside the capitol and lining the streets. this was a ball we attended not far from this location, with a number of republicans from the bay area, who have never been to an inaugural ball before. they were awfully excited to be here. what would you say to women of color? men of color? men of different -- people of different ethnic backgrounds or sexual preferences who feel that donald trump's presidency threatens them. what would you say?
>> donald trump's presence doesn't threaten anyone. they may feel that way. but i think it's because of, you know, the mainstream media or the large cable network media. i would encourage them to listen to donald trump. he has asked americans on several occasions to give him a chance. give him a chance. he wants to be the president for all americans. >> reporter: the number of republicans here who traveled from the bay area to be here for this celebration. and inauguration tomorrow. perhaps the biggest event of the night, the donors' dinner. president-elect trump reminisced about his election-night victory. and told the crowd, he outworked anybody who ran for office. he praised his nominees for the cabinet positions. >> we have a cabinet, i believe, the likes of which has ever been appointed. there's never been a cabinet
like this. the other side is going absolutely crazy. >> reporter: that speech capped a busy day. earlier, he had a somber moment with vice president-elect mike pence, as they placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. and he spoke to hundreds of people who gathered at the lincoln memorial for the inaugural concert. the two-hour event included a big firework show. he told the crowd he was elected because people want real change. and he is confident he can unify the country. but not everyone is convinced of that, clearly, including a bay area blogger i spoke with, who explained why he came to be here. >> i'm here as a protest, obviously. i'm dressed -- the only people he is going to be taking care of is people like him. he doesn't know working people. >> reporter: and you're convinced of that. >> absolutely. he started off with $14 million.
that's not working hard. that's starting off at the top. >> reporter: he is one of many protesters. hundreds, maybe thousands who have come to washington. everyone hopes that nothing happens that put anyone in harm's way. they plan to be local tomorrow. at the inaugural itself, and as the parade moves forward. security here is tight. and there's concern there could be problems. there's a lot of controversy and a lot of anger surrounding this inauguration tomorrow. by and large, the city is celebrating tonight. what an interesting night. this late at night, it's 2:00 in the morning here. and president obama is spending his final night in the white house. president-elect trump is spending the night at blare house across from the white house. and tomorrow night, donald trump will be the 45th president of
the united states. we'll have live coverage, of course. but for now, in washington, dan ashley, abc 7 news. >> thank you. law enforcement across the bay area are assuring people they are ready for inaugural protests. we go to oakland to see what's being done there. >> reporter: that's for sure. many businesses and companies here in oakland, taking no chances tonight. boarding up windows on broadway because many have been targeted before. and tonight, inauguration eve protests have begin. this group of protesters marched many are survivors of violence, who fear the incoming trump administration. >> i look at trump coming into office. and i remember the fist of the man that hit me. >> reporter: police officers surrounded headquarters. but the demonstration was peaceful.
earlier, another march was headed to city hall. members of oakland's interfaith community worry many will be left without health care if donald trump repeals the affordable care act. >> access to health care is something that my community has fought for for decades. >> reporter: the mayor says oakland will protect those fearing deportation. >> we have a sanctuary city. we will work to protect the undocumented. >> reporter: oakland police says it's ready for giant post-inaugural demonstrations for friday and saturday. all available officers on-duty. vandalism will not be tall tolerated. >> e with want to have a safe place for freedom of speech. >> reporter: businesses taking no chances. boarding up windows in case things get out of hand. including this kaiser hospital facility. this is where you work?
you hope it doesn't get vandalized? >> yeah. that causes headaches for everybody. >> reporter: for many, a new chapter in free speech. >> many oh other events are scheduled for tomorrow and saturday, but in secelebration. organizers are not advertising events because they don't want to be disrupted. >> reporter: juan hearn tez is in washington, d.c. for the inauguration of donald trump. during the campaign, he was attacked at a trump rally at san jose. he says it is great to be celebrating a win with friends. >> we can be out and proud. and over there we can't. >> reporter: len duncan has organized a viewing party in the south bay. >> it's people that are so happy, ecstatic is the word, about trump's win.
and mike pence's win. and they are looking forward to total change. >> reporter: the party is by invitation only and he is keeping the location under wraps, for fear protesters will cause problems. his friend wishes it doesn't have to be that way. >> our democracy, our republic works. and that's the thing we celebrate. we celebrate the change of what has served us for more than two centuries. >> reporter: better late than never, college republicans let us know they are having a barbecue on saturday, so they don't miss classes on friday morning. >> we'll bring you the inauguration live from washington, d.c. tomorrow, beginning at 4:00 a.m., with local news, weather and traffic, during abc news' coverage. hundreds of bay area schoolkids need to find a place to learn. the surprise decision to close five schools. and the feds punish uber for taking drivers on a
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end of the school year. we go live in the newsroom with why they're closing. lisa? >> reporter: the diocese wants to revamp its elementary school system. they say staff was spread too thin. enrollment numbers were low. and things weren't working out too well. that's why they want to roll out a new model. parents night for a closed door meeting. tonight, they learned their children's beloved school is one of five schools set to close at the end of the school year. >> i was surprised. and i'm sad, too. i loved this school. >> reporter: many students went home with this letter, which explain the reason for the closures. the diocese spokesperson insists the consolidating the 12 elementary schools into 7, will allow for a new model. >> we believe it will be a
success. we've not seen any diocese that's tried this where it's failed. they've all been successful. >> reporter: but parents and students alike are worried. >> i feel kind of sad because i kind of don't know if my friends are going to the school that i will go to next year. >> i'm saddened because this school has turned my child around. she's become a straight-a student. >> reporter: the closures will impact 640 students and 90 staffers. teachers will be given priority consideration at the other schools within the diocese. uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit over driver compensation claims. uber claims drivers in san francisco earn more than $74,000 annually. but according to the complaint, less than 10% earn that much money. president obama in his final
hours wrote a note of thanks. >> it states, in part, throughout these eight years, you have been the source of goodness, resilience and hope from which i pulled strength. and the single most powerful word in our democracy is we. we the people. we shall overcome. yes, we can. >> president obama posted a link to stay connected. we posted it on abc7news.com. we're going to experience some wet weather. >> we certainly are. already seeing it. let's check out live doppler 7 right now. and the roads are turning damp. our radar is lit up, with light to moderate rain right now. but the storm isn't pushed inland yet. this is going to intensify overnight. street level radar. you're seeing some light rain right now. in tin land east bay, tracking some rain around the delta pay
point. antioch area. in san francisco the richmond to the sunset district, light showers. and napa with rain around lincoln avenue. the rain drops are dotting to lens here. temperatures are primarily in the 50s. oakland and gilroy, in the upper 40s. san jose 101, this is what you face on the morning commute. and the rain comes down heavy during the morning commute and the wind gets going. 49 in santa close is a, 50 in deliver mar. it is going to be stormy for your morning commute. gusty with a chance of thunderstorms. and another system comes in this weekend. here's the concerns. ponding on the roadways. and very high likelihood. we're looking at streaming creek flooding. and a high chance of that happening. the rivers are doing fine. looking at low concerns there.
if you live near a creek or a stream. you're going to see rapid rises. this is a moderate storm. it's a two. heavy rain. and a slight possibility of thunder. the snow level dropping to 4,000. we're seeing a mix of rain and snow. here's your hour-by-hour planner. thunderstorm is a possibility. wet and windy ride. 40s to start off at noontime. looking at scattered showers, temperatures in the 50s. more showers at 4:00 p.m. could be moderate to heavy. and the wind advisory starts at 2:00 in the morning, runs until 10:00 a.m. 40 to 50 miles per hour. may actually take down those trees and power lines because the ground is saturated. noon tomorrow until saturday at 4:00 p.m. the waves are building. and they'll continue to build out of the west. 24 to 28 feet. watch the waves from far away. those sneaker waves and rip currents can come up on you without notice.
until 10:00 a.m. saturday, winter storm warning for the sierra. it will dump up there. above 4,000. one to three feet. four feet at the highest elevations. i would hold off on travel. there's another storm that's going to bring more snow on sunday. and then, they will look at more snowshowers into early next week. dan ashley in washington, d.c. 8:30 our time, 11:30 east coast time. light rain, 44 degrees. temperatures in the 40s for the rest of the afternoon and evening, for the parade and the ball there. here's a look at the seven-day forecast. two more storms coming. first one is now through tomorrow. another one on sunday. moderate strength storms. wet and windy for both. scattered showers between. saturday, monday and early tuesdays, all 1s. the best opportunity to get out and about is saturday afternoon/evening. we have seen a big change in our
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62-46. the first three-game conference winning streak in three years. one of the best goals came in a losing effort in the tank. joe thornton and the sharks, skating in on a two-game winning streak. hello. sharks up 1-0. jonathan drouin, circling the net, swoops in. circling the ice. and swoops in on net. and a spectacular goal. 1-1 game. trickles out to logan couture, who slides it home. 2-1, san jose. we knew this was coming but it has to sting for raiders' fans. mark davis filed for relocation to las vegas. 22 of 32 honors need to accept the proposal. and ronnie lott is working on his proposal to keep the raiders in oakland. the lure of $750 million in
public financing could be too much to pass up. the ultimate insult is getting the renewal applications with a 50% hike in prices for perhaps the final two years of the raiders in oakland. a lot of people have to decide, do i want to support this man, this team, that's about to leave me? if they do leave. >> ouch. abc 7 news continues